This summer Romax employees will be participating in Snowdonia challenge. This involves walking 100 km in 3 days. Each of our employees shared how they are preparing for the challenge and what do they find the most difficult. Here is Chenyse sharing her thoughts about the Snowdonia challenge.
Who are you, how long have you worked for Romax, and what does your job entail?
My name is Chenyse. I have been working for Romax for 2 years and 9 months. I started off as an Administrative Sales Assistant, then worked my way up to Client Services Co-ordinator and I am now Client Account Manager.
What made you volunteer for the Snowdonia Challenge 2019?
I saw the Snowdonia Challenge as a personal challenge where I could push myself to do something that I have never done before. Whilst taking part in raising money for a great cause. I have known friends and have heard stories of people who have been put in difficult situations due to no fault of their own. And I am aware of how difficult it can be. Especially for those who do not have the resources, support, advice and care to be able to know what to do and where to go if ever put in a situation where they are made homeless. I believe that I am in a position to be able to help. Also, feeling proud and determined to provide support. And do what I can to help contribute to the well being of others no matter how small. And I saw this challenge as the perfect way to make my mark and to do something good and spread the love.
How would you describe your current fitness levels?
I am an active person and have been more so over the past 3 years through attending boot camp, changing my diet and attending gym between 3 and 5 times a week. I enjoy taking part in fitness and feel that it helps aid in my sleeping pattern as well as my mental and emotional state. Fitness is now a part of my life and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
How are you preparing for the challenge?
So far, I have done 2 walks. One was for 3 and a half hours from North Greenwich to Croydon which was approximately 11 miles and the second was for 3 and a half hours from Croydon to Richmond was 12miles. On both occasions, I completed the walk 30minutes quicker than estimated which I felt proud of. My aim is to complete a walk each week and to increase the distance, so the walk is at least an hour longer than the previous walk.
Have you ever taken part in any physical challenges before?
I have never taken part in any sort of event like this before. This will be my very first physical challenge.
Do you have any concerns/fears facing the 100kms in 3 days challenge?
I don’t have any fears (as of yet). I am very excited and feel that this will impact my life in a positive way by showing what I can do when I push myself. And I am really passionate about helping impact peoples lives in a positive way. I’m feeling this challenge will help me to do this which is motivating me. And help push me forward and will keep me moving when it comes down to the challenge. I know my limits and I know what I am capable of when I set my mind to something and I welcome the challenge.
Do you have any plans to help you get through the challenge?
I haven’t really thought about that. I will most likely be bringing my headphones possibly for when I would like to zone out and listen to some ocean waves. My focus will be to embrace nature and to take in my surroundings. I would like to capture nature in all its beauty so I will definitely be taking a lot of pictures of the scenery as I am sure this will be amazing.
Is there going to be a luxury/personal item you will be taking with you?
I will be wearing my chakra beads and other spiritual beads as well as my Buddha necklace as these will help me to stay grounded. And I will be able to draw strength from these items in times of need.
What do you think will help the most you to complete this challenge?
I think a bit of everything. Support from family and friends will help me emotionally and mentally prepare for this. The right clothing and accessories will ensure that I am comfortable and have the necessities to get through the challenge. The training will help me to physically and mentally prepare for the challenge so that my body will be able to cope with the requirements of the walk and will help me to avoid substantial injuries.
What is your favourite sports activity?
I do love a good game of badminton (I must admit). I find it invigorating and exciting. It’s a great full body work out as well as refreshing for the brain and helps aid hand-eye coordination.
If you wish to support Chenyse walking challenge and help Porchlight to continue their fantastic work, please visit her fundraising page to donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChenyseTaylor1